Question about Cars & Trucks
Will changing my electronic module to points help my old ford to keep running,it dies all the time,will restart after waiting a while.has a ford 460 engine
I suspect that the problem here is an incorrect coil being used. you can buy 12 volt direct coil or 12 volt that has to be used with a resistor in the circuit to reduce the voltage to around 7 volts. If you have a 12 volt coil needing a resistor but don' have one then the coil overhaets and like all transformers will break down internall until they cool down. Resistor coils all start on 12 volts but in the run circuit, the current is diverted either through a resistor wire ( 2nd wire on the coil) or through a resistor normally a white ceramic unit near the coil
Posted on Jan 07, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: I have a 1996 GMC
Wow, that's a toughy. Perhaps there is some sort of ground to short going on. Other than taking it to a dealership or mechanic, the only thing you can do is change out parts and check voltages. There could be a short in the ignition switch itself. Has the truck ever been in a wreck? Have you had this vehicle very long? You can also change out the ignition relay and see if maybe its sticking. I wish I had better news for you. I hope this helps in some small way.
Posted on Mar 19, 2011
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